November, 2022

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Episode 92: Social Selling for Procurement Professionals with Tim Hughes

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Episode 92: Social Selling for Procurement Professionals with Tim Hughes. By Kelly Barner | November 30, 2022. Social media has changed the way we do nearly everything: stay in touch with friends, gather information, stay informed about the news, and make decisions. But should it also alter the way we buy and sell? Executive and author Tim Hughes says yes – and not only that, our time on social media should be driven by strategy and purpose.

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4 Changes Freight Brokers Must Make to Remain Competitive

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We learned an important lesson in 2022 – The industry is changing, and we need to change with it. More now than ever, brokerages understand the importance of strategic planning and positioning themselves to handle whatever comes next. Make 2023 the year you start booking freight more effectively and efficiently by making these four changes to remain competitive. 1.

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What Steps Can Warehouse Managers Take to Prepare for the Holiday Season?

All Things Supply Chain

Warehouse management teams know the holidays are a time of joy and challenges.

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80% of UK businesses say Brexit caused the biggest supply chain disruption in the last 12 months

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83% fear the biggest disruption from Brexit is yet to come, while increasing supply chain disruption caused revenues to drop by an estimated 18%. London, UK, 28th November, 2022. Research from Ivalua , a leading global spend management cloud provider , has revealed that 80% of UK businesses say that Brexit has been the biggest disrupter to supply chains in the last 12 months, while 83% fear the biggest disruption from Brexit is yet to come.

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Rethinking Direct Materials Sourcing: The Tools You Need To Manage Costs, Risks and Sustainability

Direct materials sourcing is evolving, with procurement now tasked not only with cost efficiency but managing sustainability and risk management. The environment is marked by heightened demand and expectations, compounded by challenges such as rising input prices, supply chain disruptions and geopolitical tensions. While some embrace cutting-edge tools like AI and blockchain for global trade functions, others lag in technology adoption.

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CPO Spotlight: Ketal Patel

Procurement Heads

For Procurement Heads ‘ latest CPO Spotlight, he spoke with Rupert Gaster about the various categories he has managed during his extensive career and how he and his team have shown procurement’s worth to the business during one of its busiest ever periods. Unlike some people, my career in procurement started by pure luck. I wanted to move to London having studied in Birmingham and lived there for a few years, a friend worked at United Biscuits and had an opening in the procurement function

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China Export Statistics 2022 — 18 Key Figures

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33 Procurement Interview Questions in 2022. Success! First Name. Email. Download Free Whitepaper ?. ?. Or receive our famous weekly newsletter. China Export Statistics 2022 — 18 Key Figures. China’s export statistics show you the situation of its export as it is the number one exporter in the world. However, is its export growing? . For this article, we will show you statistical figures that will allow you to know the growth of China’s exports in 2022.

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Realizing the full potential of supply chain resilience surveys

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As supply chains become more complex and nuanced, surveys about their performance have to keep up to develop strategies that counter disruptions. Here’s a straightforward, two-step process for turbo-charging survey data and building back resilience.

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Supply Chain Weekly Wrap-Up 11/11/2022-11/18/2022

All Things Supply Chain

Ukraine says Grain Deal will be Extended Following a United Nations brokered deal, to allow exports of Ukrainian grain from the Black Sea, is set to be extended by a…

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Ivalua Supports the Digitalization of Tchibo’s Indirect Purchasing Process with its Source-to-Contract Solution

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Redwood, CA, 14 November, 2022. Ivalua, a global leader in spend management , today announced that Tchibo, one of the largest coffee roasters in the world, has chosen Ivalua and its partner Capgemini to digitize Source-to-Contract (S2C) for its indirect purchasing of goods and services. Tchibo is one of Germany’s largest international consumer goods and retail companies.

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Futureheads: Sebastian Ambaye

Procurement Heads

Sebastian is Procurement and Supply Chain Manager at leading management consultancy Baringa and for Procurement Heads ‘ first Futureheads profile he spoke with James Dobbin , Director and Head of Practice for our Financial & Professional Services offering, about how his procurement journey began. You were recently recognised in the CIPS Excellence in Procurement Awards for 2022, what was it like to be named as a Young Talent for these prestigious awards?

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Supply Chain Orchestration: A New Era in Supply Chain Management

When the only certainty is uncertainty, what does that mean for today’s supply chain management approaches? This eBook delves into how supply chain orchestration can help businesses unlock agility, transparency, intelligence, and trust across their end-to-end supply chain.

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Top 10 Supply Chain YouTube Channels to Subscribe

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YouTube is a fantastic platform offering a unique feel to social media exploration and learning the latest trends in Supply Chain from professionals. YouTube provides a unique medium for businesses to grow, share thoughts, and explain processes using a more graphical approach. Supply Chain YouTube channels are one to look out for as they share many business-related ideas. .

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The Battery Supply Chain Is Finally Coming to America

Supply Chain Brain

Redwood Materials Inc., the battery recycling company, has reached a deal to supply Panasonic with billions of dollars in critical battery components that will be produced in the U.S. for the first time. .

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What is supply chain sustainability?

IBM Supply Chain Blog

When your sourcing team chooses what to buy and who to buy from, are you selecting vendors who share the same social values as your brand? When your manufacturing plants produce goods, are you minimizing waste and effectively using finite resources? When fulfilling orders for customers, do you know how your packaging and shipping decisions impact the environment?

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Blockchain Gives a Big Boost to Food and Beverage Supply Chains

All Things Supply Chain

Once a significant breakthrough in the financial industry, blockchain technology has moved into new territory, optimizing the food and beverage supply chain.

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How to Create a Blueprint for Fleet Resilience

Speaker: Jeff Dickinson - President and CEO of Railgistixs Transport, Supply Chain and Logistics Thought Leader

Despite the ongoing transformation of the supply chain and logistics landscape, the steadfast importance of carrier safety remains a core principle. From prioritizing preventative maintenance to optimizing fleet utilization, the fundamentals persist. If you’re overlooking and neglecting essential safety precautions today, this could result in expensive repairs and potential safety hazards in the future. 🚧 Join Jeff Dickinson for a conversation on how to mitigate risk, enforce compliance,

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The CHIPS and Science Act of 2022: What It Means for the Future of Manufacturing

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US Government Passes the CHIPS Act to Increase Semiconductor Manufacturing and Research. On August 9th, 2022 the US CHIPS and Science Act, now more commonly known as the CHIPS Act, was passed into law. The CHIPS Act was created in response to pandemic-induced shortages of semiconductors and other critical manufacturing supplies, causing widespread disruption to supply chains across the country. .

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The Big Interview with Emma Giles

Procurement Heads

Could you tell us a bit about yourself, your background and how you got into procurement? I’m a proud Mauritian, living in Poole, Dorset since 2009, where I met my husband while studying at the Open University and working at my local hospital as a healthcare assistant. My husband and I welcomed our most perfect little girl among the chaos of Covid in 2020 and we are currently preparing to be bossed around by a second little human, due imminently!

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The Role of IT in Supply Chain!

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Subscribe Here! Email Address. Subscribe to Supply Chain Game Changer. Thoughts on Future Challenges and the Strategic Direction of Supply Chain! Supply chain management is an important aspect of every business because it ensures your business gets the supplies, resources, and materials it needs to fulfill services or deliver products to customers. However, the modern supply chain has become increasingly complex and challenging to manage.

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The New Supply Chain Mindset: From Just-in-Time to Just-In Case

Supply Chain Brain

The new generation of consumers is changing demand patterns, making them more unpredictable than ever before.Succeeding under these conditions begins with three simple changes.

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How to Stay Competitive in the Evolving State of Martech

Marketing technology is essential for B2B marketers to stay competitive in a rapidly changing digital landscape — and with 53% of marketers experiencing legacy technology issues and limitations, they’re researching innovations to expand and refine their technology stacks. To help practitioners keep up with the rapidly evolving martech landscape, this special report will discuss: How practitioners are integrating technologies and systems to encourage information-sharing between departments and pr

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What should ocean shippers expect this peak season? Experts weigh in.

Supply Chain Dive

Four maritime shipping observers share their thoughts on what’s changing in the logistics environment as demand and inventory trends shift.

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Supply Chain Weekly Wrap-Up 11/18/2022-11/24/2022

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China-Russia rail bridge is finally open The first rail bridge connecting Russia and China is finally up running.

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[Pod] The Great Procurement Talent Reshuffling w/ Joe Payne and Jennifer Ulrich

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“The stigma associated with outsourcing is from bad experiences. I think so many people have hired an outside firm with. The post [Pod] The Great Procurement Talent Reshuffling w/ Joe Payne and Jennifer Ulrich appeared first on Art of Procurement.

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How to conduct a good procurement interview process

Procurement Heads

“The interview process will be really straightforward. “It will just be a simple 15-stage virtual interview followed by a quick six-stage face-to-face with three short presentations to our Founder’s cat to round it all off.” A poorly planned interview process hugely impacts an organisation’s ability to successfully hire talent. And with a continuation of the tight procurement talent market, what can hiring managers do to ensure they are in control?

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Exploring the Advantages and Hurdles of Direct Store Deliveries

Direct Store Delivery, or DSD, is a common practice among global suppliers and retailers – like PepsiCo, Frito Lay, CVS, and Dollar General – and its popularity is growing, with the global DSD market expected to reach $1.19 trillion by 2027. Download this eBook for exclusive insights into direct store deliveries, challenges, benefits, and future trends.

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How Supply Chain Can Accelerate Time to Market!

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Subscribe Here! Email Address. Subscribe to Supply Chain Game Changer. From Click to Ship in 4 Minutes! Ultimate Principles for World Class Fulfillment! Rapid or slow, or even delayed, time to market makes the difference between success or failure of your new products and/or services, and in turn your company. There are many factors that impact time to market either positively or negatively.

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Supply Chain Issues Top of Mind for Retailers this Holiday Season

Supply Chain Brain

Nearly all retailers (98%) surveyed said they expect supply chain disruptions to continue during the 2022 holiday season, while 88% predicted they will worsen.

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LaserShip/OnTrac opens sort center near Philadelphia in time for peak season

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The parcel carrier said the facility will effectively double its capacity in the tri-state area of New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania.

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Sustainability Part 2. Del Monte moves full speed ahead on sustainability

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In its most recently-released sustainability report, one of the leaders in the production of fresh and fresh-cut fruits and vegetables is making big strides on its sustainability goals.

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Your Triple-Threat Solution for Resilient Planning and Execution

Speaker: Len Pannett - Supply Chain and Operations Transformation Expert | Board Advisor - UK Ministry of Defence | Mentor | Author | Keynote Speaker

With the dark clouds of inflation and uncertainty looming overhead while the pressures of ESG and geopolitical tensions increase, today’s supply chain professionals are facing challenges we have never seen before. What were once traditional supply chains have now transformed to multidimensional networks met with new extremes in customer demands. Supply chain professionals often face the dilemma of balancing cost, resilience, and sustainability.

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Supply chain challenges prompting restaurants to reduce their hours

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The intimate nature of the restaurant business — both for diners as well as for staff — made it the industry that was (arguably) the hardest hit during the COVID crisis. The mitigation measures dining establishments were forced to impose, like social distancing and use of face masks, created massive supply chain and operational challenges for all involved — many of which continue to this day.

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How to have A Successful Impact In A New Procurement Role

Procurement Heads

You will have to adapt to new systems, and processes and chances are you will have a culture shock. Having a flexible attitude and being able to demonstrate a desire to be a part of the business’s success will be beneficial to make that positive start. Everyone has a 90-day plan and often you will find it goes out the window. All your well-made plans will be changed as you imbed yourself into the company projects and requirements so it is good to keep the following in mind – Comprehe

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5 Reasons for Manufacturing Production Delays!

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Subscribe Here! Email Address. Subscribe to Supply Chain Game Changer. Manufacturing Toolbox for Next Level Productivity. Manufacturing production delays can be devastating for the core business and others that rely on the manufactured products for their own processes. A delay in one manufacturing plant can have ripple effects across a whole supply chain, which is why it is so important to prevent these delays.

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How to Protect Against Holiday Cargo Theft

Supply Chain Brain

It might be the most wonderful time of the year for retailers looking to capitalize on fourth-quarter sales goals, but cargo thieves are planning to intercept vulnerable packages for a payday of their own.

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GEP Outlook Report 2024

Procurement and supply chain leaders have faced their share of disruption and economic turmoil these past four years. Whether from geopolitical tensions or the havoc caused by the pandemic and its aftershocks, plenty of challenges remain. Despite this, leaders are seeing a glimmer of light at the end of the tunnel — inflation is decreasing, interest rates are leveling off and supply chain volatility is easing.